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people got coverage, that's bad. we don't want anyone to get covered. that is still for them on what was a bad week for the president, it is still a very weak message from them, i think. >> ari melber gets tonight's last word. thanks for keeping it clean after that mayor of toronto. we crossed a line there. >> you got >>> good evening from new york. i'm chris hayes. the president came before the country today for a remarkable hour, and what he said signalled a new front in the battle for the affordable care act. it's one that a lot of people have missed. but first, the administrative fix to the affordable care act announced today. the president's blunt effort to stand up and take responsibility for the problems that have dogged the rollout. >> i hear you loud and clear. i said that i would do everything we can to fix this problem and today, i'm offering an idea that will help do it. the state insurance commissioner still has the power to decide what plans can and can't be sold if their states, but the bottom line is, insurers can extend current plans that would otherwise be c
and have received an apology from me. but they don't want just words. what they want is whether we can make sure that they are in a better place and that we meet that commitment. i'm the head of this team. we did fumble the ball on it and what i'm going to do is make sure we get it fixed. there have been times where i thought we were kind of, you know, slapped around a little bit, unjustly. this one's deserved. right? it's on us. but we can't lose sight of the fact that the status quo before the affordable care act was not working at all. >> crucial point that has gotten lost in the coverage over the last month. that part of the speech, the fumble the ball part, that's what got the headlines. but the most important thing that happened today was president obama marking a new chapter in the tempestuous frenemy-like relationship between the health insurance industry and his administration. from the very beginning, this has been one of the most complicated relationships in all of politics. up to and including the creation of the affordable care act, the insurance companies said they were on boa
that form the lattice work of kinship in our lives. people that we love that don't share our world views. that have different ways of thinking and different politics. that brut fact is often a source of stress. it is also kind of a wonderful thing. it would be a sad, impoverished world if we had no relationships with people of different political views. the fact of family get-togethers has given birth to an entire genre, how to talk to your family members about "x" at the holiday genre. the president offered this advice for a tweet. when your loved ones get together this holiday season, remember to talk to them about health insurance. he also launched this website how to talk to your relatives about health care in four easy steps accompanied by a video. >> hi, mom. >> hi, sweetie. you almost here. >>yeah, i'll be there in a few. >> good, because we have something really important to talk to you about. >> what the heck do they want to talk to me about? >> your mother and i have joined a service. ♪ we're daf punk. >> i'm a which hizard. >> i'm a daf punk. >> grandma is a dragon. >> what
, because why wouldn't they want people to get that, you know, medicaid? why? >> reporter: we don't know if laura johnson voted for her new representative. we know her representative won by advocating for her health. joining me now is tracy washington, president and ceo of louisiana justice institute. tracy, how big a surprise was this result for louisiana's 5th? >> well, i think it was a shocker to most of the republicans out there. it was hope springs eternal for all rational democrats like me, and hopefully, rational republicans. >> do you think that the medicaid expansion played a pivotal role here? how big a part of the political conversation has it been in the state of louisiana? >> well, it's been huge, frankly, chris, because democrats and republicans were pushing this governor to accept this money from the federal government, and at the end of the day, i think what may have pushed vance over the top was the fact that, look, folks, this isn't free money. you paid for this. and in his stump speeches, he said, of course we want to accept this money from the federal government for m
a religious freedom claim, then what's to keep any company from saying we don't want to serve jews, we don't want to hire gays. >> that's the slippery slope here. >> that's what the supreme court has to be very concerned about. >> so the question here, is can a corporation hold constitutionally protected religious beliefs. what if the west borrow baptist church started a greeting card company and decided not to give -- effectively decide if a company can pick and choose which laws it will follow, based on the personal religious beliefings of its owners. >> joining us now is justice correspondent pete williams, and pete, why did this case come before the court. there's a split at the lower federal court level about whether or not these parties have a claim. >> that's right, the hobby lobby won its case in the fifth circuit court of appeals in denver. the constitution does give personal rights to corporations, the supreme court has given a number of them over the years, including most recently, freedom of speech rights. the third circuit court of appeals t other one the supreme court agreed
. and he got there in no small part, thanks to hurricane sandy. but don't take our word for it. >> my pledge to you tonight is i will govern with the spirit of sandy. >> the spirit of sandy that christie evoked so many times last night is one thing. but the facts of the recovery are something else entirely. new jersey received billions of dollars in federal aid to rebuild, and 1.8 billion of that came from the u.s. department of housing and urban development to get people back in their homes. to get that money, christie promised that 60% of the funds would be reserved for low to moderate income households. right now, it appears that chris christie is breaking that promise. of course, we don't know for sure. >> fair share housing center, an advocate group says they're frustrated, and talks of the failure to provide the most basic documents, on why thousands of families have been denied the most basic necessaries since sandy. >> the christie administration has released no information on how the money is being spent. what we do know came out of a lawsuit that alleged that the christie ad
. the democrats don't have to accept it. harry reid -- option, simple majority vote that would change the senate rules so that nominees could be approved. instead, the republicans have counted on to obstruct. senator reid he is reluctant. threat to change the rules, but each time, he and mitch mcconnell have come to a gentleman's agreement. in january 2011 -- >> today's bipartisan agreement is. >>> it is promptly broken by republicans and the obstruction continues. this is not a way to govern, there's glowing momentum for harry reid to act. even vice president joe biden said it's worth considering the nuclear option. and today, both barbara boxer and dianne fienstein join a growing number of senate democrats in support of the nuclear option. harry reid today said once again he is actively weighing the nuclear option. >> one of the leading advocates of filibuster reform. your mission if you choose to accept it, to convince me that this is not groundhog day. we played some tape of, says this has spent the majority leader's patient and we're going to -- >> we have had a lot of sentiment in the sena
was expecting more in the way of clarification and more in the way of transparency. i don't see a tremendous number of parallels between if story several years ago and this story. this is in a way much more straight forward my estimation. >> it was who the heck made the documents? how did they get out there? >> what wasn't a mystery was who the guiding force was behind the story. that was the producer marry maips. who brought the story to and was the driving force. in this case, we don't know the driving force. who really wanted to get this on the air? the correspondent? executive producer? booking department? simon particularly? that's why accountability becomes a little murky. >> here's where i think the parallel is of the national guard story at the top of the program. it is that were the shoe on the other foot, this would be a huge story. if this were some liberal pet liberal issue that was debunked by a witness who had essentially lied or appears to have lied or told the fbi something else -- i remember in the midst of that story, like the biggest story out there. the ability of the rig
nothing. don't worry about it. you'll be covered. >> yeah, that's like the old record of the month club move, right? it's like, don't do anything. we'll just bill you. do not worry about it. nancy, is this an isolated incident or are you seeing this from your perch at "consumer reports" as a kind of widespread practice right now? >> i've seen -- i was looking at a bunch of letters today, and they're all pretty much as dylan describes. hey, we have to cancel your plan. obama care made us do it. we're going to give you a better plan. it's going to be really expensive, but you don't have to do anything. and somewhere way down in the letter, it will say, oh, by the way, you can go on your marketplace. i saw a letter today from missouri. it didn't even bother telling anybody where to find the market place. and i think it just -- the way that people are reacting to this really brings home the point that a lot of people who will benefit from this law still don't know it, and we need to do a much better job of educating them. >> do you think -- is there any way to cash this out a little bit? i
in dire straits, i doubt he will have endurance to make it through the campaign. i don't see, use now. >> thank you very much for joining us >>> good evenings from new york. i'm chris hayes. an nbc news exclusive tonight. president obama sat down with our own chuck todd for a lengthy interview to discuss the maelstrom of criticism over the rollout of the health care website, in particular, the president addressed his repeated promise throughout the health care reform battle that people would be able to keep their existing plans. >> and some of those people like those policies and they can't keep it. what happened? >> well, first of all, i meant what i said and we worked hard to try to make sure that we implemented it properly. but obviously, we didn't do a good enough job. and i regret that. we're talking about 5% of the population who are in what's called the individual market. they're out there buying health insurance on their own. a lot of these plans are sub-par plans. and we put in a clause in the law that said, if you have one of those plans, even if it was subpar when the l
and then they don't testify to what the lawyers are telling the press. so, there's a lot of aspect to this, just phony stuff, you know, the smoking gun darrell issa produced a cable showing that secretary clinton lied under oath when she said she had no knowledge of the relates for security, and it ends up that the "washington post" shows that the cable was auto-penned and she had no knowledge of it, so sure. >> steven reiner is former producer for "60 minutes" and cbs, now professor of journalism at stony brook university. you were there during the rathergate phenomenon, the national guard story that became such a huge story. were you expecting more on sunday night? >> i was expecting more in the way of clarification and more in the way of transparency. i don't see a tremendous number of parallels between the rather story several years ago and this story. this is in a way much more straightforward, in my estimation. >> right. >> and it is -- >> the rather story was really a mystery. it was like, who the heck made these documents and how did they get out there? >> but one of the things about the
the case that it was going to have to be the former. i don't think there was any doubt it was going to be a job application, because i'm willing to go into areas, he meant minority areas where you get few vote it s if you're a republica. he said i'm the guy to do that. these other guys are like trolls who won't show up, who will stay up, and he's saying i can meet the other side and deal with them. >> i agree. and i think that it is incredibly appealing message to voters, and barack obama used this message to tremendous effect. of course, in that first big speech in 2004, the idea that politics, that the -- all the rancor of politics, and with the right person in place that can be wiped away. >> if he's leading that party, he might be able to remove some of the rancor. they're going to have to pick a presidential candidate in the next couple of years. and they'll begin to do it, and if they do it in one direction, that's one republican party. the problem is, the republican party is not dominated by the tea party, but it is dominated by them. they're scared to death to basically say
obsolete. is the senate working now? can anyone say the senate is working now? i don't think so. today, democrats and independents are saying, enough is enough. >> enough is enough. republicans, rather predictively cried foul, and with their ability to filibuster at will taken away, senate minority leader mitch mcconnell was left to cry obama care and threatened, you just wait. >> basically, this is all the same debate. and rather than distract people from obama care, it only reinforces the narrative of a party that is willing to do and say just about anything to get its way. if you want to play games, set yet another precedent that you'll no doubt come to regret. and i say to my friends on the other side of the aisle, you'll regret this and you may regret it a lot sooner than you think. >> president obama himself, a former senator and a dyed in the wool institutionalist, like his vice president joe biden, has been very reluctant to muck with the rules. and so today, he came before the country to explain why he was supporting such a bold move. >> my judicial nominees have waited nearly
this month. these numbers, as bad as they are, don't necessarily exist in a vacuum. there's a lot more complexity to the current political environment, which in many ways is the story of american politics in the tea party era. >> let's talk about the president. >> between syria, between the shutdown, between obama care, how are his approval numbers stacking up? >> record lows. >> the president's approval rating dropped five points. >> at an all-time low. >> is this more than just the second-term curse? >> if he goes below where he is right now, he's going to be in george bush territory and that's hard to come back from. >> the latest nbc news poll does, indeed, find that the president's approval rating is at a five-year low, and it is true that his popularity rating is hovering where george bush's was five years into his presidency. but there's an important distinction about where their presidency and where their parties are at. in november of 2005, with president bush licking his wounds from the spiral iraq war, the devastation from katrina war, the embarrassment of the harriet miers
will end up being better off, of course, because the website's not working right, they don't necessarily know it. but even though it's a small percentage of folks who maybe disadvantaged, you know, it means a lot to them and it's scary to them. and i am sorry that they, you know, are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me. we've got to work hard to make sure that they know we hear them and that we're going to do everything we can to deal with folks who find themselves in a tough position as a sequence of this. so ultimately, i think i'll be judged on whether this thing is better for people overall. >> chuck also asked president obama if there was any substance to a perception that the president is not always on top of things, whether it's or the specific source of the intelligence gathered by the national security agency. >> the idea that somehow every president is, you know, looking at the raw intelligence and figuring out what sources those are, that's just not the case. you know, i think that my previous reputation was that i was this
to have you on to talk about this from a historical perspective. i don't think appreciate the difference between the gingrich congress and the boehner congress. the gingrich congress, say what you will about it, it had a proactive legislative agenda. they actually passed a bunch of stuff that clinton signed. this congress is barely working. they're barely coming to work, and when they are, there is nothing that john boehner is actually trying to pass. all he's trying to do is stop stuff from passing. >> and if you look at the important policy issues and areas out there that need resolution, and the fact that the house has scheduled 13 more days and not full days for the rest of the year, and it's basically thrown it in, we're going to do nothing else except find a way to keep the government operating. that tells you as well that we have a great difference here. >> the house has scheduled 13 days? >> for the rest of the year. they have pretty much said, we're done, we're not going to do anything else for the rest of the year. >> it is november 12th, we'll be working far, far more than 13
is a concern we should all, liberal and non, share. don't be taken aback, governor, this is a good thing. pope francis is a good man, for all of us, not just for the poor, but for those who care about them. that is "hardball" for now. thank you for joining us, "all in" with chris hayes starts right now. >>> good evening from new york, i'm chris hayes, over 100,000 people have signed up for obama care through state and federal marketplaces so far. that, according to figures released by the obama administration today. those numbers come amid increasing pressure from republicans, who today once again took to capitol hill to berate the people working on fixing one thing, though, is clear. things look quite a bit different than they did just a short month ago. >> so usually it is the republicans who are united and the democrats that are divided. but this time democrats are solidly behind president obama. >> i have never seen the democrats as united in my life. >> democrats are united and ready to help in this shutdown. >> democrats are united. >> you have to say the by a
% is showing up. these other guys are kind of like trolls, who don't like the light, who will show up, will stay home with their right wing warrens. he said i will go out and meet the other guy. that is what he was saying. >> i absolutely agree. it's an appealing message to voters, and barack obama used this message to a tremendous effect in that first big speech. the idea that politics, that all the rancor of politics is somehow lose 3, and with the right person in place, that could be wiped away. >> if he is leasing that party, he can remove some of the rancor. a year from now, they will begin to do it. they will begin to do it if they go in his direction. in the other direction, it's another. the problem is, the republican party is not dominated numerically by the tea party, but it is dominated strategically by them. they are scared to death to say, we are the majority. we are not tea party people. the tail wags the dog. >> ahead of the republican party in congress. the tea party is. christie may have the guts to take them on. that is a good sign. if you want to see christmas, it t
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